Gary D. Walquist - Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

November 5, 1943 - March 22, 2022

Gary Walquist, age 78 of Coon Rapids, formerly of Lakeville. Preceded in death by parents, LeRoy Sr. and Karna Walquist. Survived by wife, Shirley; son, Michael Walquist; daughter, Karen (Brad) Mills; grandchildren, Keira Walquist, Helena Mills, Iva Mills, and Nora Mills; brother, Lee (Patricia) Walquist; sister, Barb Richardson and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Gary was happiest when serving others. Gary served with the U.S. Air Force from June 1962 until June 1966 as an Airman First Class. Gary worked for many years as an IT Specialist at John Deere in Bloomington, MN. Following his retirement, starting in 2003, Gary was proud to serve as a reserve officer with the Lakeville police department.

Gary's last years were hard ones, but memories of his family made him often smile.

1 Comment

  1. Jessica Ferris says:

    Karen and Family-
    So sorry for your loss!! Please take comfort in knowing that he’s no longer in pain. Please let us know if you need anything!!

Leave a Condolence Message:

Condolence messages are moderated by our staff and therefore may take up to 48 hours to appear. Thank you for your patience.

Your email address will not be published.

As of July 25, 2020, people in Minnesota are required to wear a face covering in all public indoor spaces and businesses, per Executive Order 20-81.


This includes all visitors making arrangements, and attending visitations and funeral services at our facility. We thank you for helping us keep our families and employees safe.


Learn more: Minnesota Dept. of Health Guidance

MDH Mask
Minnesota Dept of Health logo
Important COVID-19 Update